Jan 31, 2013

Inaugural Student Behavior Conference

(Newport News, Va.) - playful studentsSponsored by CNU’s teacher preparation program, "Improving Student Behavior" is a conference designed to enhance the knowledge of teachers, teachers-to-be, guidance counselors, school psychologists, social workers and principals. Two workshops titled “Teaching Students Self-Management Skills: From Classroom to Common School Settings” and “Behavioral Interventions for Challenging Students” will be held on Friday, March 15, 2013, in the David Student Union. Dr. Howard M. Knoff, Director of Project ACHIEVE, is guest speaker.

Project ACHIEVE is a nationally known school effectiveness/improvement program that has been designated a National Model Prevention Program by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Known for his research and writing in behavior-management training, personality assessment and professional issues, Knoff has published 17 books, more than 75 articles and book chapters, and delivered more than 500 papers and workshops nationally. His newest book is School Discipline, Classroom Management & Student Self-Management: A PBS Implementation Guide.

Registration is $25 per session, or $40 for both, and an optional lunch is available for an additional $12. Complete registration information is available at teacherprep.cnu.edu/conference. The deadline for online registration is March 8.

Please call the CNU Office of Teacher Preparation at (757) 594-7388 for additional details.

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

Media Contact:
Lori Jacobs
Director of Public Relations
lori.jacobs@cnu.edu

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